Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent.
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Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen !
Did You Know?
Republic Pictures head Herbert J. Yates wanted John Ford
to shoot using the studio's own Trucolor process, but Ford insisted on the vastly superior Technicolor. See more
After surprising Sean by cleaning the Cottage, Mary Kate explains "It was my way of being a Good Christian act." See more
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator
Well, then. Now. I'll begin at the beginnin'. A fine soft day in the spring, it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and himself got off. He didn't have the look of an American tourist at all about him. Not a camera on him; what was worse, not even a fishin' rod.
Spoofed in 1941
The Wild Colonial Boy
Adapted by Sean O'Casey
and Dennis O'Casey
Performed by John Wayne
, Ken Curtis
, and Francis Ford
and others in the Pub
Reprised a cappella by Wayne and Victor McLaglen See more